Latest News and Updates

This is where the News and Updates on the Examination will be posted.


19 March 2019

The Agendas covering Matter 16 which is for discussion at the hearing sessions on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March can be viewed by clicking the link below:


15 March 2019

The Agendas for Matter 5, 6 and 8 which are being discussed at the hearing sessions starting on Tuesday 19 March 2019 can be viewed by clicking on the links below:


14 March 2019

The Inspector has issued her Agenda for Matter 5 which will be discussed at the hearing session on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

Click here to view the EFDC Week 3 Matter 5 Agenda V1 (pdf 82KB).


7 March 2019

As the hearing session for Matter 1, Issue 5 on Habitats Regulations Assessment(HRA) has been postponed until 21 May 2019, the Inspector has decided to also postpone discussion of Development Management Policies DM2 (Epping Forest SAC and Lee Valley SPA) and DM22 (Air Quality) until that date so that the over-lapping matters can be considered at the same session.

View details of the alteration to the Programme on the Provisional Programme and Participants List V.7 (Updated 7.3.19).


28 February 2019

In response to the Inspector’s questions during the first week of the hearing sessions, the council have submitted 5 documents and these can be viewed in the examination documents at ED13, ED14, ED15, ED16 and ED18.


27 February 2019

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26 February 2019

The hearing statements submitted in response to the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions for Matters 5, 6, 8 and 16 are now available.

Click here to view the Hearing Statements for weeks 3 and 4.


11 February 2019

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7 February 2019

The following documents are available on the examination documents page:

ED9 – Harlow & Gilston Garden Town Update
ED10 – Draft SoCG between EFDC and Essex County Council
ED10A – Appendix 1 resolved objections
ED10B – Appendix 2 outstanding objections
ED11 – Note on the postponement of the Habitats Regulation Assessment hearing session


5 February 2019

An updated Habitats Regulation Assessment (January 2019) has been submitted and will be examined at an additional hearing session on 21 May 2019. The Updated Provisional Programme and Participants List for the hearing sessions can be viewed under the hearing sessions tab.

Click here to view the Hearing Sessions.


31 January 2019

The hearing statements submitted in response to the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions for Matters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 are now available.

Click here to view the Hearing Statements for weeks 1 and 2.


21 January 2019

The Provisional Programme showing the Participants for each Hearing Session is now available, click here to view the Hearing Sessions.


29 November 2018

The dates for the hearing sessions are now available and details of these and the documents relating to the hearing sessions can be viewed under the Hearing Sessions page.


17 October 2018

Details on possible timings of the hearing sessions can be viewed on the Hearing Sessions page.


15 October 2018

An Infrastructure Delivery Topic Paper has been submitted by the Council and this can be viewed in the examination documents ref ED2 or in the evidence base ref EB1101C.